Events note LGBTQA Month

Oct 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 9, 2008

October is LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally) History Month. Events sponsored by LGBTQA Programs and Services at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be held in the Nebraska Union throughout the month to celebrate the theme “Intersecting Identities.”

“This year, LGBTQA Programs and Services has coordinated a schedule of events for LGTBQA History Month that reflects the intersecting identities and diversity of the LBGTQ community,” said Pat Tetreault, assistant director of LGTBQA Programs and Services for the Office of Student Involvement and director of the LGBTQ Resource Center. “We hope to increase visibility and break the silence around LGBTQ issues with this year’s schedule.”

All events are free and open to the public.

Dorothy Allison will be the keynote speaker at the LGBTQA History Month banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in the orchestral level of the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Her presentation is “Writing as a Woman: Speaking as a Lesbian.” Tickets are available in the Student Organization Financial Services Office, 222 Nebraska Union. UNL student tickets are $10, and general public tickets are $20. Tables of eight for the banquet can be purchased by contacting LGBTQA Programs and Services.

Allison will also make a public presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Nebraska Union.

On Oct. 2 and 3 the Safe Space/Ally campaign, “Different people. Different needs. Different solutions.” begins. Safe Space and Ally cards will be distributed at a Nebraska Union booth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. UNL recognizes that individuals have different needs and that the words “Safe Space” and “Ally” mean different things to different people.

Author Marty Klein will give a presentation based on his book, “America’s War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty,” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the Nebraska Union. Klein has been a licensed marriage and family counselor and sex therapist for 24 years. Throughout his career, he has focused on the following goals: telling the truth about sexuality, helping people feel sexually adequate and powerful, and supporting the healthy sexual expression and exploration of women and men. An informal reception will be held for Klein at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Nebraska Union.

The Angels Theatre Co. will perform “An Evening of Love, Rage and Hope: 60 Years of Human Rights” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Loft at the Mill, 800 P St., Suite 301.

For more information on UNL’s LGBTQA History Month events and other history month activities in the Lincoln community, visit

The LGBTQ Resource Center advances the mission of UNL by working collaboratively to provide education, resources, outreach and advocacy and envisioning a campus community that supports a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for all students, staff, faculty and alumnae of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expression.

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